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Man found dead after Painesville apartment fire

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 18:09:20-04

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A man was found dead after an apartment fire in Painesville Tuesday morning.

The fire department was called around 10:30 a.m. for a toxic odor at an apartment complex on East South Street.

When firefighters arrived four minutes later, the fire had smothered itself out.

Officials found a man dead inside of the apartment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It is unknown how the man died.